Year nine camp was a great camp but did show a lot of challenges to me and my group as everyone was put out of their comfort zone. There were lots of cases when people did not work at their jobs while others contributed a lot more. But overall made people show a lot of teamwork and leadership in the roles we had.
On the fourth day of camp when we went to hike down to four ways, on the way walking, one person couldn’t carry their bag anymore, so we decided to split the stuff that was in their bag, and put it in their group members bags, I decided to take a large portion of the stuff that was in the kids bag and put it into mine, as I was able to carry it, and thought I should help out my group.
A time when I have shown teamwork and leadership, is when we needed to pack up lunch to go swimming but everyone was just standing around. So I decided to give everyone in my group a job to help speed up the process. I selected some people to help pack up the food, some people to put the equipment away, and some people to walk around the area to look for food scraps on the ground. I helped, by putting myself in the group that helped pack up the food. This showed leadership by using my voice to start something, and showed teamwork by getting things done together as a team.
Another time our group used teamwork is when when played group games at camp Kalbarri. When we got to camp Kalbarri our thing we were going to do was to do team games. We played games that required each person input and effort. For example, a game we played was tarp volleyball it was a game where the group split into two and each got a tarp, and had to pass a volleyball from each side only using the tarp. This game used teamwork as the groups each had a job to to in their group and had to communicate with each other for the game to work. Another thing we did was make friendship bracelets we chose the colours as a group, and each had a partner to help make the bracelets, while we made the bracelets we had to find a fact about our partner. This used teamwork for working together as a group to choose our colour, and forced us to mingle with our partner.
Overall, camp showed teamwork and leadership in me and my group members. I absolutely loved being on camp, and would definitely do it again.
In this section of Muir we did snorkelling. the first things we did practising our snorkelling skills in the pool on Mondays and Fridays, like duck diving, swimming, clearing masks, learning underwater signs, learning how to do safety jumps, holding our breath, learning safe snorkel (Safe, Accident, First aid, Emergency, Sun, Nourishment, Ocean, Keep together, Environment, Leave no trace) and learning how to equalise our ears. We also did team building skills on Wednesdays when we had double periods, this was so we could get to know each other and know how to work together as a group.
Then we moved onto swimming at Coogee. We went to Coogee on the double period on Wednesday for three weeks. At Coogee we looked at the maritime trail and the shipwreck. At the shipwreck we just swam around the shipwreck, looking at fish and other things, this helped us work on our swimming skills and let us have an intake of the marine life at Coogee. Then we went along the snorkelling trail. On the trail there was a star on the ground that we could duck dive down to swim through, and if you didn’t want to go through the star you could try to duck dive down to touch the ground. This helped us work on equalising our ears as the water was quite deep.
Next we had an excursion to Rottnest. The first thing we did was catch a fairy to Rottnest. When we arrived we walked to the basin, and when we got to the basin we put down our stuff under the shaded area. Then we split into classes so we went in the water in turns, my class was first so we got into our rashies and wet suits and walked down to the beach. At the beach we got into pairs so we had a swimming buddy, and decided on an area to explore, then hopped in the water and swam to it. At the area we would explore with our partner to look at marine life. we explored three areas at the basin, at one of the areas we had an option to swim through a tunnel, and the other two just was reefs. In the breaks where our group wasn’t snorkelling we got to eat our food, play cricket or soccer or just chill and get warm. After everyone was finished snorkelling we got changed into clothes, packed up our stuff and picked up any rubbish on the ground. Then we walked back to the jetty and took the fairy home.